Ginger Tea: Health Benefits and 9 Homemade Ginger Tea Recipes

From the benefits of ginger tea to 9 healthy variations and easy recipes, check out our ginger tea guide to know all about this infused beverage!

 ginger tea benefits-fresh-hot-ginger-drinks-root-recipes-usesHey there! Back when I lived in a city with somewhat cold temperatures all year round, I began falling sick way too frequently. A stuffy nose and a sore throat were almost a part of my everyday look. And one thing I always remember turning to was a mixture of ginger, honey and water. Although I despised it’s taste, the warmth and spiciness of it always gave me instant relief. Ayurveda also considers ginger as one of the most powerful ingredients and it is believed to cure all sorts of ailments out there.

So let’s take a look at some ginger root health benefits and easy DIY recipes!

Ginger Tea Benefits

From fighting a cold to helping you sleep better, read all about ginger tea health benefits below!

Ginger Tea for Cold

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Ginger root contains gingerol and shagelol, which help to fight viruses that cause colds as well as prevent them. Have ginger tea along with some honey and crushed peppercorns for immediate results. You could have this sweet and spicy organic ginger tea for flu as well.

Ginger Tea for Sore Throat

To help with a sore throat, try some turmeric ginger tea. It works like magic! You could also add in some cardamom or cloves to make spiced ginger tea to soothe the throat instantly.

Ginger for Nausea

fresh-ginger-tea-health-benefits-homemade-recipes (12)-infused-herbal-drinkGinger ale and ginger root tea are both great remedies for nauseousness and motion sickness. Chewing on raw ginger helps with this too. I’ve personally done this plenty of times and it works every time.

Ginger for Upset Stomach

In case of a stomach upset, drink a glass of lemon ginger tea. Or just mix some ground ginger powder in a glass of water and it should get your stomach back on track.

Ginger Tea Before Bed

hot-ginger-tea-health-benefits-homemade-recipes-(16)-lemon-honey-drinkHaving ginger tea before bed is said to be very beneficial to our bodies. I’ve never tried this myself but I’ve heard a lot about it and Shilpa recommends it too, especially for winters or when you have a cold. From absorbing nutrients to improving digestion and helping you sleep better, there’s no reason to not have ginger tea at night.

Ginger for Weight Loss

Drinking ginger tea alone isn’t gonna help in weight reduction but maintaining a diet while consuming fresh ginger beverages will give you results. Try lemongrass ginger tea and ginger green tea if you’re trying to stay fit.

Also read: Juice Cleanse is the Most Useless Way to Lose Weight: Says Nutritionist

Ginger Tea for Detox

fresh-ginger-tea-health-benefits-homemade-recipes (10)-root-beveragesGinger tea has warming properties and helps you sweat, which is said to be beneficial in cleansing the skin of toxins and keep our metabolism running properly. I went through a phase where I’d drink a glass of lemon and ginger water almost every morning as soon as I woke up. And I can’t say that it’s detoxifying or anything but it sure was refreshing and a perfect morning drink.

Homemade Ginger Tea Recipes: 9 Fresh Ginger Tea Variations

Making ginger tea at home is as simple as it gets. Here are the 9 perfect variations to fall in love again and again with this super beneficial health drink.

Ginger Lemon Honey Tea

ginger-tea-health-benefits-homemade-recipes (5)-lemon-honey-turmericThe warmth of ginger, the antioxidant properties of lemon juice and the sweetness of honey, all combined into one delicious, nutritious beverage! This ginger drink is a great remedy for blocked noses and sore throats.

Just place a saucepan containing 2 cups of water on a stove, bring to a boil, add 1/2 tsp of freshly chopped ginger. You could add more if you prefer strongly flavored teas. Simmer for anywhere between 5-15 minutes, depending on how strong you want your ginger honey tea. Then add a squeeze of lemon, a bit of honey and you’re done!

Ginger Peach Tea

ginger-tea-health-benefits-homemade-recipes (9)-dried-ginger-recipesDue it’s warmness and spiciness, ginger can be a little overpowering on it’s own. So here’s how to make this healthy drink so sweet and delicious, you’ll always be reaching for it! Just follow the same recipe as above but instead of the lemon and honey, use peach nectar. Just like ginger root, peach nectar has many benefits too. They’re good sources of minerals and vitamins such as A, B1, B2 and C. Have this ginger drink iced or hot.

Turmeric Ginger Tea

Wanna have glowing skin and a strong immunity system? Start by drinking a glass of this hot ginger drink. And it’s super simple to make! Just bring 2 cups of water to a boil, add in 1/2 tsp chopped fresh ginger and 1/2 tsp ground turmeric. Now reduce the heat, let it simmer for 10 minutes and enjoy your healthy drink. Apart from giving you healthy skin and boosting your immune system, better digestion and fighting infections are some other ginger turmeric tea benefits.

Ginger Green Tea

ginger-tea-health-benefits-homemade-recipes (17)-green-teasWith a complex flavor, this drink has both the benefits of ginger root as well as green tea. And here’s how you can make it! Simply steep green tea bags and some fresh ginger in water for as long as you prefer. You could also add some honey to sweeten it up if you want.

Tulsi and Ginger Tea

Halfway though a long and tiring day and you’re in desperate need of a pick-me-up? Put away your coffee and try this refreshing and revitalizing ginger drink. Basil or tulsi is great for stress relief. Boil a couple of these leaves along with ginger in water for an aromatic, energizing mid day drink.

Ginger Cinnamon Tea

ginger-tea-health-benefits-homemade-recipes (11)-ginger-cinnamon-teas-drinksI’m a total cinnamon lover and add it to anything and everything I can, from desserts to my daily morning green tea. Even the tiniest amount of cinnamon can do a lot of good to your body. It’s a high source of antioxidants, fights infections and improves dental and heart health. When boiling the ginger in water, add a stick or two of cinnamon.

Lemongrass Ginger Tea

Lemongrass contains antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and is a great drink for anyone that’s on a weight loss diet. Boil the lemongrass along with ginger in water. But just make sure to make a few vertical cuts on the lemongrass before putting it into the water. This will release all its oils and beneficial nutrients.

Apple Ginger Tea

ginger-tea-health-benefits-homemade-recipes-(8)-sweet-fruity-appleAdd a fruity touch to your hot ginger teas by adding slices of your favorite apple variety and ginger to water and steeping them for a couple of minutes. You  could also add some cinnamon to this ginger tea recipe for a spicy kick.

Ginger Mint Tea

Ginger root tea served with a couple of fresh mint leaves and a wedge of lime is great for digestion and is the perfect beverage to start your day with. Ginger and mint tea also contains probiotic and antibacterial properties.

Does Ginger Tea Have Caffeine?

No, not at all. Herbal ginger tea is completely caffeine-free as it is made from ginger root. However, if you’re buying it at a store, make sure to check the label as it may be a caffeinated blend.

Ginger Tea Side Effects

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Too much of anything is never good and that’s the case with ginger tea as well. Make sure to limit yourself to no more than three glasses per week. Drinking ginger tea on a daily basis may induce heartburn and stomach upsets, so consume it only in limited quantities or a couple of times a week.

So that was our guide to hot ginger drinks, it’s variations, and some ginger root health benefits. Which of these easy homemade ginger tea recipes will you be trying out? Tell us by tweeting @shipa1ahuja!

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